26 Nov '14, 1pm

California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

By Stephen Edelstein 561 views Nov 26, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 Chevrolet Volt in Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams] Enlarge Photo Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it's starting to be put into practice on a large scale. Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced that it will purchase 250 megawatts of energy storage, as part of a larger 2,221-MW purchase of new generation assets. RELATED: California Takes The Lead In Using Batteries For Grid Storage The purchase will be the largest of its kind so far, according to a recent Navigant Research blog post. Energy storage was always expected to be part of SCE's plan--which is intended to compensate for the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant--but Navigant itself had estimated ...

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